February American Quarter Horse Journal

These are 10 reasons why you need to read The American Quarter Horse Journal this month.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

Ima Regal Choice, the newest AQHA Open Supreme Champion, is featured on the February 2015 cover of The American Quarter Horse Journal. The tale of this racehorse who took to the halter, roping and jumping arenas starts on Page 60.

The February American Quarter Horse Journal is just hitting mailboxes now, but the great news is that you don't have to impatiently wait for your copy to arrive. Go to www.aqha.com/subscribe to order a new subscription or single copies of the February issue, download the app for smartphones and tablets or read the digital edition online.

Take a look below to see the great articles we packed into the February Journal. Here are 10 reasons why you need to read the Journal this month.

1. Simply counting can improve rhythm at the posting trot; AQHA Professional Horsewoman Carol Rice shows you how.

improve posting trot rhythm with this article in the February 2015 American Quarter Horse Journal

2. Increase your flexibility and strength using exercises from equestrian personal trainer Emily Harrington in Part 2 of the continuing Q-Fit series.

Q-Fit series continues in the February 2015 American Quarter Horse Journal

3. This is what you need to know about the new method of testing for drugs in horses.

find out how horse hair is tested for drugs in this article in the February 2015 American Quarter Horse Journal

4. A well-organized tack room can make or break the functionality of your barn.

tack room organization tips in the February 2015 American Quarter Horse Journal

5. Go back in time to the glory days of Tom Lyons and Doc's Marmoset, a mare who would try her heart out every time you put her front of a cow.

Doc's Marmoset and Tom Lyons featured in the February 2015 American Quarter Horse Journal

6. Scratches often leaves horse owners scratching their heads – educate yourself with "Pastern Dermatitis."

pastern dermatitis article in the February 2015 American Quarter Horse Journal

7. Sit down for a chat with Nancy Alto-Renfro, a determined horsewoman who made her mark early as an amateur.

Nancy Alto-Renfro featured in the February 2015 American Quarter Horse Journal

8. Catch the highlights from the 2014 world show for AQHA alliance Stock Horse of Texas.

2014 Stock Horse of Texas World Show coverage in the February 2015 American Quarter Horse Journal

9. You'll be impressed by the tales of these 10 AQHA members who have been breeding American Quarter Horses for 50 cumulative years: Bar B Ranch, Dr. Robert and Linda Christensen, Happold Farm Inc., Bill Hill Quarter Horses, Burke Johnson, Dale Woodrow Johnson, Theodore Lincoln, David Smith, Benham and Louise Stewart, and Donald and Marty White.

AQHA 50-Year Breeders featured in the February 2015 American Quarter Horse Journal

10. Our special contributors offer some great insights this month: Dr. Tom Lenz provides key stats that will make you think twice about riding safety; Richard Chamberlain looks at Chicado V and the impressive impact she left on Quarter Horse racing; Baxter Black will have you rolling on the floor with his wild cow tale; and Dr. Peter McCue shines an informative, yet entertaining, light on horse breeding.

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